CSIR-IIIM organizes awareness, distribution prog of aromatic plants
Post by RK News on Thursday, October 27, 2022
Pulwama, Oct 26: A two day awareness programme on scientific cultivation of temperate aromatic crops was organised at CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine at its Field Station under the patronage of Dr D S Reddy, Director, Er. Abdul Rahim Head, Business Development and Dr Zabeer Ahmed Head IIIM (Br) Srinagar.
The programme was organised to sensitize farmers, agri-entrepreneurs of Pulwama, Budgam, Srinagar, Shopian and Self Help Groups of NRLM Pulwama and Shopian about the income and livelihood gerneration opportunities through cultivation, processing, product development and marketing of value added products of region specific aromatic crops. Practical training and demonstration of cultivation and crop management protocols was imparted during the course of the programme. 100 participating beneficiaries were also provided quality planting material of Lavender.
Dr Shahid Rasool, Senior Scientist and Incharge, CSIR-IIIM, Field Station Pulwama informed that programme assumes significance in dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge among farmers, young entrepreneurs and unemployed youth on the scope and opportunities in production of different aromatic crops in income enhancement, livelihood generating opportunities and sustainable production of quality raw material for fragrance and flavour industry. The participating beneficiaries appreciated the efforts of CSIR IIIM for promoting industrial agriculture in the UT through aromatic crop cultivation and processing.